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Rock House, The Square, Slane, County Meath
14315022
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Reg. No.14315022
Date1755 - 1765
Previous NameN/A
TownlandSLANE
CountyCounty Meath
Coordinates296240, 274200
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC HISTORICAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usegates/railings/walls
In Use Asgates/railings/walls
 
Description
Square-profile ashlar limestone gate piers, c.1760, with carved limestone cap stones, set in stone boundary walls. Pair of cast-iron gates with oval and fleur-de-lis motifs and interlocking shamrock and thistle floral finial.

Appraisal

These fine gates and piers contribute to the setting of the house and to the streetscape. The cast-iron and masonry were clearly executed by skilled craftsmen. These gates were built as part of the formally planned eighteenth-century estate village as devised by Viscount Conyngham, who stipulated the form and materials to be used in the construction of the village.
 
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